Seeking General Category Panel Law, Protesters Clash With Police | News from Shimla

Shimla: Many police officers including Shimla ASP were injured after protesters under the banner of Devbhumi Kshatriya Sangathan and Devbhumi Swaran Morcha were involved in a confrontation with cops on Wednesday.
The protesters, marching towards the assembly to demand the training of Swaran Aayog, attacked the cops as they tried to stop them from going any further. ASP suffered a serious head injury and the police team immediately took him to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla for treatment. Angry protesters tore down billboards for Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and there was a huge deployment of police personnel in the city. The district magistrate had already enforced Section 144 in the city, but provocative protesters advanced, toppling barricades and clashing with police.
In December last year, hundreds of protesters carrying saffron flags managed to reach the main gate of the Himachal Assembly in Tapovan after breaking down all the barricades and threatening to block all roads until that the announcement is not made and the written assurance not given. After Madhya Pradesh, HP is the second BJP-led state to set up a commission for the general category.